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Vesta Tilley

Vesta Tilley

  • 125 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Male impersonators,
  • Great Britain,
  • England,
  • Tilley, Vesta,,
  • General,
  • Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.),
  • History,
  • Biography,
  • Tilley, Vesta,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Entertainers,
  • 1864-1952

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8306762M
    ISBN 100860687953
    ISBN 109780860687955

    After the Ball is a British biographical film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey and Jerry Stovin. It portrays the life of the stage performer Vesta Tilley. It was made at Beaconsfield StudiosMusic by: Ken Jones (Uncredited), Eric . Worcestershire County Council owns a collection of material which once belonged to Vesta Tilley (), the musical hall actress. Here we give a brief over view of who Vesta was and what she did in her life, as well as displaying some of the .

      Posts about Vesta Tilley written by milliethom. Flash Fiction for for Aspiring Writers is a writing challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. It asks us to write a piece of fiction from the photo prompt provided in around words – give or take 25 words. Welcome to the Vesta Tilley Society. We are committed to preserving the memory of a Music Hall Legend. From humble beginnings, Vesta Tilley went on to become one of the most successful entertainers of her era, on both sides of the Atlantic. She was an inspiration to women, she raised Britain’s spirits during the dark days of World War I and.

      Vesta Tilley was the most famous of all vaudeville male impersonators. Completely unthreatening by today’s standards, she typically portrayed a dandy young man. Nevertheless she was the first male impersonator to be even a jot convincing and the first to dress wholly in male clothes, so she was revolutionary. Born Matilda Alice Powles in ,. Matilda Alice Powles (13 May – 16 September ), was an English music hall performer who adopted, at the stage name Vesta Tilley and who became one of the most famous male impersonators of her era. At the height of her popularity, during World War I, Powles ran military recruitment drives, performed in hospitals, and sold war.


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I expected more of a biography about vesta Tilley,disappointed to find it only covered her life in chapter one the rest of the book was like a dissertation on cross dressing and other performers that did similar acts to out more on a previous book by john major/5.

Vesta Tilley, English singing comedienne who was the outstanding male impersonator in music-hall history. The daughter of a music-hall performer, she appeared on the stage at three and first played in male attire two years later.

Before she she was playing in. Vesta Tilley is, I should think, a now-forgotten star. In her own time she was immensely popular, not only in her native Britain, but also in the United States.

A few years after her death Beaconsfield Studios made a film, 'After the Ball', which apparently is best watched as a succession of music-hall numbers, rather than as a story/5. Vesta Tilleys - High Street West, SR1 3 City of Sunderland - Rated based on Reviews "17 of us out for a birthday, the staff are the most /5().

Genre/Form: Tilley, Vesta Biographies History Biography: Named Person: Vesta Tilley; Vesta Tilley: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors. Buy Vesta Tilley (Pioneers) 1st Edition by Maitland, Sara (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5). The book was named ‘The People’s Tribute to Vesta Tilley’ and included many messages of good will from her revered Tommies.

During her 53 year career as a performer, Vesta was acclaimed around the theatres of Great Britain and America and made a lasting impact on her audiences, not only as a superbly talented performer but also as a human. The subject if fascinating. I only knew of Vesta Tilley because of a reference to her in a book by Hilary Mantel; and although the inference of the reference was obvious enough, the reference itself was also obscure enough to make me want to know more.

So I bought this book/5(4). More About Vesta Tilley. I read this book after reading Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters and becoming interested in Victorian music halls. It is a very informative book, quite slim, but it certainly held my attention and widened my understanding of male impersonators.

Vesta Tilley was a child star in the world of music hall, later becoming the world's most famous male impersonator, and over the years helped the Halls gain respectability with her 'clean' act, so much so that in she was asked to put on a Royal Command : Hardcover.

Vesta Tilley was one of the best known of the British ‘Golden Age’ music hall stars. She was born Matilda Powles in in Worcester, and started perform on stage at the age of 3, as her father, Harry, was the chairman (the master of ceremonies, say) of the local music day, he was a ceramics painter, because even then, the local entertainment scene didn’t necessarily put food.

Vesta Tilley, Actress: The Girl Who Loves a Soldier. English actress Vesta Tilley ( - ) was the most famous and well paid music hall male impersonator of her day, nicknamed 'The London Idol'. She was a star in both Britain and the United States for over thirty years. Tilley also appeared in some very early silent films.

Vesta Tilley was born as Matilda Alice Powles Occupation: Actress, Soundtrack. Directed by Compton Bennett. With Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey, Jerry Stovin, Jerry Verno. The life and loves of Music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility/10(57).

Vesta Tilley Collection. Billy Rose Theatre Collection photograph file. Personalities. Vesta Tilley. Library locations Billy Rose Theatre Division Shelf locator: *T PHO A Genres Photographs Type of Resource Still image Identifiers Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2f12fa0-fffda7bc34 Rights Statement.

Recollections of Vesta Tilley. London, Hutchinson [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Matilda Alice Powles De Frece, Lady; Vesta Tilley: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Matilda Alice Powles De Frece, Lady.

Writer and theologian Sara Maitland graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English language and literature.

Before Maitland made her living as a writer, she was once an academic researcher, an interior decorator, and a dressmaker. Recollections of Vesta Tilley, Hardcover – January 1, by Matilda Alice Powles De Frece (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(1). Vesta Tilley (), Music hall entertainer.

Vesta Tilley (Matilda Alice (née Powles), Lady de Frece) Sitter in 59 portraits As a child, Tilley toured the music halls in. 20 Dec - Male impersonator. See more ideas about Drag king, Vintage photos and Gentleman jack pins. Vesta Tilley was an actress famous for her cross dressing stage performances during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

She retired in Vesta_Tilley_(poster) She performed before Queen Mary by Royal Command in The queen is reputed to have averted her eyes the entire time because she thought a woman in trousers was the height [ ]. Fans could also buy the Vesta Tilley cigar.

Vesta Tilley was invited to take part in the first ever Royal Command Variety Performance at the Palace Theatre, London in which gave the music hall a seal of respectability. Vesta sang ‘Algy, the Piccadilly Johnny with the little glass eye – the most perfectly dressed young man in the house’.Tilley, Vesta (–)English performer and male impersonator.

Name variations: Lady de Freece; Great Little Tilley; Pocket Sims Reeves; London Idol. Born Matilda Alice Powles in in Worcester, England; died in in Monte Carlo; daughter of a variety-hall manager; married Sir Walter de Freece (a music-hall owner and member of Parliament), in (died ).The Vesta Tilley Society is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to furthering the memory of Vesta Tilley and raising her profile both locally and nationally.

Visit their website - - for more details. Further Reading Gwynedd Sudworth, The Great Little Tilley: Vesta Tilley and Her Times, CourtneyFile Size: KB.